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archetype
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Definition a very typical or the original example of something
  • She identifies six boyfriend archetypes.
archetypes = different types of typical examples
  • They are archetypal images—judging, punishing, pitiless.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • It was an archetypal force, as Chiron would say—something that could never really die.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I love Tris the Divergent, who makes decisions apart from faction loyalty, who isn't some faction archetype.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • He was the archetypal petit-bourgeois, cautious, complacent, mean.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • This"—she paused for emphasis—"is the archetype of an inclined plane...... You'll not find its equal anywhere.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Archetypal Germans, the odd Jew, the boys from the east.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He looked like the archetypal sinister magician that seems to be a requirement in so many bad Aturan plays.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • An archetype of the unknown.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Chiron calls them archetypes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It was the archetype of archetypes; Paralon was the reality that the legend of Camelot aspired to be.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Like some archetype of the universal unconscious, the image of the gentleman caller haunted our small apartment.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • She was the embodiment of that Victorian archetype, Constant Reader.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • This is in some ways the archetypal Lois Weisberg story.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I have never seen anything in the real world to suggest the Ancient Mysteries are anything other than legend—a recurring mythological archetype.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Though untrained as an architect, he came up with a design that was simple, memorable, and archetypal.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As Dr. Jung points out, the theory of the archetypes is by no means his own invention.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The conditions of verse in different languages vary so widely as to make any versified translation of a poem but an imperfect reproduction of the archetype.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Wily veterans, on the other hand, will absorb those details, or possibly overlook them, to find the patterns, the routines, the archetypes at work in the background.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Jackson, in his way, was the archetype of the new American—ignorant, pushful, impatient of restraint and precedent, an iconoclast, a Philistine, an Anglophobe in every fibre.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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